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(525 ILCS 30/7.05)
(from Ch. 105, par. 707.05)
To acquire by gift, legacy, purchase, transfer,
grant, agreement, dedication, or condemnation under the Eminent Domain Act,
as amended, or other method, the fee simple title to real
property or any lesser
estates, interests or rights therein, including but not limited to leasehold
estates, easements either appurtenant or in gross and either granting the
Department specified rights of use or denying to the grantor specified rights
of use or both (which easements may be perpetual and shall not be extinguished
by conveyance of the servient estate), licenses, covenants, and other contractual
rights in real property and to hold and manage the same for the purposes
of this Act, and with or without public access.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)